D&D 5E New MtG Arena Format Alchemy will add new D&D cards


So there is going to be a new format for Arena called Alchemy (love the name), which is basically standard, plus new cards from digital only sets tied to premier sets.


So the first Alchemy set is primarily tied to Crimson Vow, BUT it's a special Alchemy set because it will have new digital only cards for all the standard legal sets.

This means this 63 card digital only Alchemy Set will have Digital Only cards for Zendikar, Kaldheim, Strixhaven, Forgotten Realms, and Innistrad (which it will lean into).

Everyone on Arena will get 3 free Alchemy packs and some free Alechemy cards to start things off.

These cards will be legal in what they call Live formats and Alchemy, but not on what they call the paper formats (or Arena's equilivant to paper formats).

So they are legal in Historic Brawl, Historic, and Alchemy, but not legal in Standard or Brawl.

I suspect they will have a digital only Elminister Planeswalker or Creature, that will have Spell Book,like a couple of cards have, that the card will conjure cards into you hand or library from.

It might have Jarlaxle too or other commonly requested D&D characters too.


Oh one weird think is the new Spider Legendary Creature from Innistrad has her own Spellbook, they you can draw cards from,and one of those cards in her spell book, is a DRIDER, so does this suggest Driders are a thing in Innistrad or at least in MtG in general?
 
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Parmandur

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Oh one weird think is the new Spider Legendary Creature from Innistrad has her own Spellbook, they you can draw cards from,and one of those cards in her spell book, is a DRIDER, so does this suggest Driders are a thing in Innistrad or at least in MtG in general?
The Strixhaven book seems to be chock-full of references to traditional D&D IP creatures: I think they are going all in on mixing the IP at this point, no looking back.
 


Some more Intel, the Alchemy: Innistrad set will have no commons, most the the cards will be from Innistrad, but some will be from the other standard sets (Zendikar, Kaldheim, Strixhaven, and Forgotten Realms). I'm curious if any of the new characters from Strixhaven: Cirriculum of Chaos will in the set.
 




The online digital games mean a lot of players testing the rules and the power balance, and this is a lot of feedback, but also the changes are easier to fix possible broken power. Then the digital version will allow to test new ideas, and later with the experencie dareing to print the paper version.
 

Rikka66

Adventurer
The online digital games mean a lot of players testing the rules and the power balance, and this is a lot of feedback, but also the changes are easier to fix possible broken power. Then the digital version will allow to test new ideas, and later with the experencie dareing to print the paper version.

Modern Horizons 2 was a paper only product, and I'd be shocked if Alchemy cards are more powerful than those in MH2.
 




Vael

Hero
Honestly, these changes are gonna keep me out of digital magic. It's a punishing economy that I don't care to participate in. Arena will not have multiplayer support anytime soon and while I like limited, I don't care to sink the money into playing it. I'll just play EDH.
 

Honestly, these changes are gonna keep me out of digital magic. It's a punishing economy that I don't care to participate in. Arena will not have multiplayer support anytime soon and while I like limited, I don't care to sink the money into playing it. I'll just play EDH.
I've spent zero dollars and zero cents on Arena and spend most cycles around Constructed Platinum2 using themed decks because I build for story.. Someone who understands the meta more should be able to get to Diamond easily, still without spending money.
 

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